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The Harford County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a multi-disciplinary, child-friendly place which has been operational since August of 1993. We are committed to the “best practices” in the investigation and intervention of crimes against children. The CAC attained full membership (accreditation eligible) with the National Children’s Alliance in 1998 and was re-accredited in the spring of 2005. Our team consists of a Program Director, Forensic Interviewers, Family Advocates, Therapists, a Pediatrician, Local, County, and State Law Enforcement, as well as Assistant State’s Attorneys. The CAC handles all aspects of sexual child abuse, child sexual assaults, child exploitation, and serious physical child abuse and child neglect cases within Harford County, Maryland - which includes the incorporated municipalities of Aberdeen, Bel Air, and Havre De Grace. We have an Inter-Agency Agreement, which gives us our authority, signed by the Executive Board members. The original agreement was made by the member agencies on October 6, 1993. This approach allows us to decrease the overall impact of abuse by reducing further victimization to the children of our community. Under a separate agreement, the CAC is also designated as an affiliate agency with the Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) for the investigation and intervention of technology-facilitated crimes against children.


How to Report:

If you suspect Child Abuse or Neglect, please contact the Department of Social Services immediately at (410) 836-4700 or by FAX: (410) 836-4945.


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23 N. Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014
Fax: 410.638.3296

Lisa H. Marts
Christopher M. Tabone

Administrative Staff:
Susan J. Barnhouse
Alethea Miller
Chris Taylor

Program Director:
 Lt. Veto Mentzell

Social Worker:
Leanda Daniels, LGSW
Mary Ann Ruddy, LGSW
L. Dione White, LGSW

Susan White, MA LLPC
Family & Children's Services
of Central Maryland

Det. Joe Dugan
Det. Carey Gerres
Sr. Tpr. Adam LeCompte
 Det. Janelle Myers
Cpl. Michael Schleper

Executive Board:
Deputy State's Attorney
Diane Adkins-Tobin, Chairman
State's Attorney's Office
Director Jerome M. Reyerson
Harford County
Department of Social Services

Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler
Harford County Sheriff's Office
Chief Henry G. Trabert
Aberdeen Police Department
Chief Leo F. Matrangola
Bel Air Police Department

Chief Teresa G. Walter
Havre de Grace Police Department
Lt. Sean M. Jackson, Sr.
Maryland State Police - Bel Air Barrack




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